Guide to the Office of College Advancement, News Bureau scrapbooks and clippings, 1922-1972 | CA05.10

Summary Information

Repository
Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library
Creator
Bates College (Lewiston, Me.)
Title
Office of College Advancement, News Bureau scrapbooks and clippings
ID
CA05.10
Date
1922-1972
Extent
101.0 scrapbooks 6 manuscript boxes
General Physical Description note
101 scrapbooks; 6 manuscript boxes
Language
English
Abstract
Contains clippings scrapbooks and foldered clippings put together by the Bates College News Bureau, later called the Office of College Relations, and currently Communications and Media Relations.

Preferred Citation

Office of College Advancement, News Bureau scrapbooks and clippings, Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library, Bates College.

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Historical Note

The Bates College News Bureau was founded in 1921 as a way to publicize the Million Dollar Fund, a Bates fundraising drive during the 1920s. The founder and first director was Wayne E. Davis '12. The Bureau was given further impetus by the Bates debate trips to Oxford around the same time, and quickly became the principal publicity agent for the college. The department's name was changed in 1994 to the Office of College Relations, and again in 2003 to Communications and Media Relations.

Scope and Content Note

Contains clippings scrapbooks and foldered clippings put together by the Bates College News Bureau. The scrapbooks contain clippings on a wide variety of topics related to the college, under the headings "General," "Athletics," and "Debate." The foldered clippings cover various college events and other topics. The clippings are mostly from Lewiston and other Maine newspapers, but some are from the New England area, in particular Boston newspapers. See also individual series notes for more detail.

Organization and Arrangement

This collection is arranged into four series. The first three series are arranged by title of scrapbook: I. General; II. Athletics; III. Debate. The scrapbooks are arranged chronologically within each series. The fourth series, IV. Clippings, is arranged chronologically.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

 Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library

70 Campus Avenue
Lewiston, Maine, 04240
207-786-6354
muskie@bates.edu

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

The collection is the physical property of Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library. Bates College holds literary rights only for material created by College personnel working on official behalf of the College, or for material which was given to the College with such rights specifically assigned. For all other material, literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for obtaining permission from rights holders for publication or other purposes that exceed fair use.

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Related Materials

Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Bates College (Lewiston, Me.)--Debates and debating--History
  • Bates College (Lewiston, Me.)--Public relations--Archives
  • Bates College (Lewiston, Me.)--Sports--History

Subject(s)

  • College sports--United States--History
  • Debates and debating--History
  • Universities and colleges--Public relations--United States

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Collection Inventory

 CA0510/01 General scrapbooks 1923-1972   65.0 scrapbooks

Scope and Content Note

Contains clippings on a wide variety of topics concerning Bates College, likely gathered by Bates staff and alumni, and clipping services employed to cull articles concerning the college. By the 1950s, some sports and athletics clippings were also being included.

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 CA0510/02 Athletics scrapbooks 1922-1947   31.0 scrapbooks

Scope and Content Note

Contains clippings on various sporting events, teams, coaches, and individuals. The bulk of the clippings concern football and baseball, but numerous other Bates sports teams and clubs are covered as well.

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 CA0510/03 Debate scrapbooks 1922-1939   5.0 scrapbooks

Scope and Content Note

Contains clippings for debate teams, coaches, and individuals. Clippings cover individual debates and results, travels, team members, and debate history. Highlights include Bates' various travels abroad to compete against schools in Canada and England, as well as debate trips across the U.S. and to Hawaii.

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 CA0510/04 Clippings 1949-2002   6.0 manuscript boxes

Scope and Content Note

Contains clippings about various college events and other topics.

Organization and Arrangement

This series is arranged chronologically.

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